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1 " 'The readers' of a newspaperTiaye a perfect right" to exert 'theif
influence oir their favorite paper;, and theipaper will be better for
that influence being exerted. - ' .
Chicago has some great newspapers, but they can be made
greater and this can be made agreater city, if the people exert more
influence on the newspapers and make them more reprsentative of
real public sentiment.
By a greater Chicago, I don't mean greater in big buildings and
vast piles of bride, stone and' concrete. Those collossal but cold and
- heartless things can't make any city great. WHAT WILL MAKE
A CITY GREAT, IS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE DEVELOP
MENT OF ITS MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
. i No city can be truly great which sacrifices humanity in order
' to'idolize steel, stone and" concrete", and thinks more of a.dollar than
it does of a ma"h, more of a penny than it does of a child, more of cash
dividends than of wovmanly virtue, more of selfish interest than of
r'justice. , ,'-'
State street looks fine when it is well cleaned. It gives visitors
a good opinion of State street. But it would be better for the people
' of Chicago if the same energy were devoted to giving the people who
ride on street cars decent service.'
' ' Chicago covers a territory ;of 'almost 200 square miles'. It is
largely governed in the interest of 'the people who' do business and
own property in the loop a section about a quarter of a mile square.
That means it is run for private greed and not for the good of
- the people. . . . . ' .
Let's start 'by making the street railway companies-give decent
1 service to the thousands' of men, women and children who have, to
use' street cars';.land then we can .do something else to change, this
government for the loop to a government for the .people all of the
people. . " '
ABOUT V. P. AND WIFE
Washington, March 4. There
were no frills, about Vice Presi
dent Marshall and his wife-today.
They got up early at the Shore
ham Hotel and took breakfast in
the public diningroom. . .
Marshall wore a plain business
suit at breakfast, and Mrs. Mar
shall was simply gowned. An es
.cort'of three cadets, a lieutenant
and two troopers, from Culver
who were always at. the beck and
call of .the, Marshalis, seenied. to
get on their nerves Marshall said
his idea of being vice president
did .not include the' attendance of
"flunkies:" ' .
"Ah, Mr. Simpson," exclaimed
a. kittenish..old. lady, "you ,must
remember that I .am a daughter.of
.Ejv.e'!" "Well, honestly," replied
the blundering man r--'.'you .don't
look half so old f" ' '